How to Create Container Server

1. Go to Control Panel's Select Container Server
2.  Click + or Create Container Server


3.  Enter Container Server Properties.
- Label
- Hostname
- Domain
- Password
Click Next


4.

Compute Resources

  • Compute Zone - the Compute zone to build the container server on
  • Compute Resource - the specific Compute resource to build the container server on. Compute resource may be selected automatically according to the set provisioning type

Resources

  • RAM - set the amount of container server's RAM. The maximum RAM depends on your billing plan's settings. The maximum RAM that can be assigned to a container server is 168 GB regardless of the Max RAM value set in the billing plan. The maximum RAM that can be assigned to a container server built on a XEN 32bit (x86) template is 16 GB.
  • CPU Cores - set the amount of container server's CPU cores. For KVM compute resources, this parameter sets CPU sockets by default, unless CPU topology is enabled.
  • CPU Priority (or CPU Units) - set container server's CPU priority. If the CPU units are switched on in the billing plan for this user, then CPU priority is replaced with CPU units. Refer to Billing Calculation section for details on CPU units and CPU priority.

Do not use CPU Units for KVM Compute resources running on CentOS5.

The following options are available for container servers based on KVM Compute resources only, providing the Enable CPU topology permission is switched on for the user.

  • Use CPU Topology - move the slider to the right, to set the following parameters:
    • CPU Sockets - set the amount of sockets.

    • CPU Threads - set the amount of threads per core. 

CPU topology (CPU sockets and CPU threads) is the Labs feature preview. Pay attention that setting CPU sockets and CPU threads are at your own risk only!

You may face the following problems when setting CPU topology:

  •  Currently you cannot set CPU sockets and threads parameters for existing container servers.
  • After setting, the new parameters won't be shown at the container server details screen.
  • Some container servers fail to boot up.
  • When sockets and threads are set incorrectly, you may face huge load on Compute resource's under CentOS 5.x.

Primary Disk

  • Data Store Zone - choose a data store zone for container server's primary disk.
  • Primary disk size -  set the primary disk size.

Swap Disk

  • Data Store Zone - choose a data store zone for container server's swap disk.
  • Swap disk size - set the swap disk size. Swap disk size must be greater than zero.

Network Configuration

  • Network Zone - choose a network zone from the drop-down box.
  • Selected IP address - select the IP address for the container server from the drop-down list
  • Show only my IP address - tick this checkbox to view only own IP addresses in the IP addresses dropbox.
  • Port Speed - set the port speed for this VS
  • Since not every application supports IPv6, at least one IPv4 address must be allocated to a VS's primary network interface. 

  • You can't select unlimited port speed if the Network Zone is not selected. In this case the port speed will be 1 by default.
    It's possible to create a container server with unlimited network speed without selecting a network zone only if you have only one Network Zone assigned to your billing plan.

Click Next to proceed




5. To set the could-config for your container server:

  • You can fill in the cloud-config in the Cloud-Config field
  • You can insert a cloud-config file from your local computer at the File tab by clicking the Choose File button. After the file is uploaded, cloud-config will appear in the Cloud-Config field.
  • You can add an URL to your cloud-Config file in the File url field at the File url tab





6. At this step, configure the automation settings. This is the final step of the container server creation wizard.

  • Move the Build Container Server slider to the right if you want the system to automatically build the container server. If you leave this box blank, you will have to build your server manually after it is created.
  • Move the Boot Container Server slider to the right if you want the container server to be started up automatically.

At the Confirmation step you can find the configuration summary of the container server, which will be created.  You can view RAM size, primary disk and swap disk size, number of cores.

After you set up all parameters, click the Create Container Server button to start the creation process.

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